Atupele dismisses grooming rumours: ‘UDF to continue working with DPP’

United Democratic Front (UDF) president who is also Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Atupele Muluzi has dismissed rumours that he is being groomed as President Peter Mutharika’s successor.

Atupele Muluzi: UDF still has the voice

Atupele Muluzi: UDF still has a strong voice

Muluzi is the only presidential hopeful who lost in 2014 election serving in the Mutharika’s 20-member cabinet dominated by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members.

And Muluzi’s party, UDF which came fourth in the 2014 Tripartite Elections, forged a governance-deal with DPP.

In an interview during a Capital Radio Straight-Talk interview program, Muluzi shut down suggestions he would replace  Mutharika and described such assertions as “unfounded’.

Mutharika, 75, has since vowed to run for a second term come 2019.

And asked if he is not disturbed by being moved from one ministry to another, Muluzi said: ”No, am not. I consider it as a collective cabinet responsibility, there is no distraction whatsoever”.

Muluzi added: ”I welcome the exposure and I will ensure that I serve Malawi and the President with the best of my ability”.

The son of former president Bakili Muluzi was moved from the ministry of Home Affairs and Internal
Security to the current ministry during a cabinet reshuffle several months ago.

During the interview, the soft-spoken young Muluzi was quick to brand as ‘misguided’ suggestions that UDF has been swallowed up by DPP.

”UDF is much alive and well; UDF party was and is a strong voice,” challenged Muluzi.

He argued that UDF is committed to the needs of Malawians and that the party is going through internal reforms following its poor performance during the Tripartite Elections.

Muluzi added that Malawi has huge challenges that needs collective responsibility, saying UDF will continue working with government in finding solutions to the social and economic challenges the nation is experiencing.

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41 thoughts on “Atupele dismisses grooming rumours: ‘UDF to continue working with DPP’”

  1. Brutus Curse says:

    Atupele had a choice- either to keep suffering together with millions of poor Malawians to grab a posh car ministerial job. He chose the later in order to cover up for his lack of any credible accomplishments in his life. Poor strategy this is as it has left the UDF and its supporters with nothing to show for their efforts. Brutus curse- this guy is at war with himself.

  2. mike kadewere says:

    A malawi tavutika dziko lanthu lomwe

  3. Tq of Ztown says:

    kaya ukunena zoona kaya zonama zako izo ,ukudya wekha ndi akubanja kwanu ife mikuwe basi…….magalasi ngati Pitala yemweyo

  4. Khodoba says:

    Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

  5. Mwethu says:

    If DPP attempts to dislodge the rightful successor in the name of SKC, I will tell you that even without going to campaign SKC can whallop this fake of a change agent. Like father like son, another wolf in sheep skin pretending just as his dad lied to us that he has reformed after the 6 pounds theft, but see what he did, K1.7bn!! Do you think this boy can bring any change to Malawi, I doubt. Political scones, read the first mackracker of the late Ralph Tenthani and this boy fits perfectly in what was written there.

  6. Kavuluvulu says:

    Mwana uyu ndi pumbwadi.

  7. Abiti says:

    what difference does it make, kulamula wakumpoto, wapakati kaya wakumwera. Kodi shuga akudulayi alomwe ndi ayawo mukugula wotsika mtengo kapena????? kumvetsa chisoni agulu odya njoka inu, Umphawi uli thooo thooo kwa alomwe omwewo. akulira koopsa ndi njala anthu lu Phalombe, Mulanje, CZ. whare is APM????

  8. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Ung’ono ung’ono uli mkamwa mwa bombe, sungaone kunja. ukudyelera pamene UDF ili mmadzi. Typical of the family. The father is also illegally enjoying.

  9. VYOTO says:

    NO MORE CHANCE TO FAMILIES OF ARROGANCE AND CORRUPT BRANDS.MK1.7 BILLION CORRUPTION CASE FOR BAKILI MULUZI IS GATHERING DUST SINCE 2006 BECOZ OF THE POLITICAL MARRIAGE BETWEEN ATUPELE MULUZI AND PETER MUTHALIKA WHILE LUTEPOS CASE OF 2013 WAS FAST TRACKED UNTIL LUTEPO WAS SENT TO PRISON.THAT IS WHY DONORS CANNOT GIVE MONEY TO PETER MUTHALIKA. AS A RESULT MALAWI AS A COUNTRY IS VERY BROKE, WE ARE ALL ECONOMICALLY SUFFERING WHETHER ONE IS FROM THYOLO OR MANGOCHI.

  10. Pedegu says:

    Zimenezi zilibe umbini olo mpang’ono olo

  11. KALULU says:

    Uyu nde pubwa wachabe chabe iweyo atupere uthera limodzi ndi DPP

  12. emmah says:

    Abale osamakhala ngati ana okha okha kuti sitidziwa,Bomatu chigawo chapakati kumpoto sadzalamulapo dziko lino.Anakana ndi Dr H.Kamuzu Banda,anapereka kumwera.Kukana Chihana kumpoto,JZU Tembo,kupereka kwa che Gwanda chakwamba.Mverani bwino izi Mr Lazaruas Chakwera sadzalamulapo la Malawi lino komaso ngati wosayang’ana bwino temberero lake lonyoza YEHOVA likhazikika ku MCP,chipani cha magazi.

  13. Mirella K says:

    Poor fellow Malawians, you hate muslims that much and you expect them to vote for your power-hungry abusa??? Com on!!!

  14. kawonga says:

    nonsense basi ‘shitttttttttttttttttttt

  15. Patriotic malawian says:

    Choka njoka iwe

  16. machika says:

    Izi ndi ndale za odziwa ndale come 2019 mudzawona obwebweta bazibwewetani watch the space.

  17. koma says:

    Uyu sadzakhalako president….president amawone chochi? is this presidential material…gulu lokonda mbwiza ili

  18. MENDULO NKANDO THAMBANI KAPORO LOWERSHIRE MAKWASA says:

    ATUPELE MULUZI = ENOCK CHIHANA= PITALA MUTHALIKA

    NO VISION FOR MALAWI

    THE ONLY VISIONS THEY HAVE IN COMMON IS THEIR STOMACHS AND LUXURIES

    THEIR PARTIES NSALU ZAMAKATANI !!

    JUST WATCH YOU WILL SEE !

  19. cadet 1 says:

    bakili doesn’t own Malawi, he is wasting his time, we don’t need his dull son who can’t show leadership skills, bunch of failures

  20. peeping lizard says:

    amalawi khalani chete palibe mukudziwa khalani pheeee,osamalakhula zomwe mulibe nazo umbini .peter and muluzi akudziwa zomwe akuchita

  21. Fumwe says:

    Wangobisalako ameneyo ku DPPko,kuchengetera udindo womwe anapatsidwawo,iyaaaaaaa kaya ine pheeeeeeeee anga ndi maso basi

  22. Charombanthu says:

    DPP beware. You think Atcheya has forgotten what Bingu did to ditch UDF after being elected president? Muluzi knows that “wa pa carrier sayimba belu” and he is trying all he can to wrestle power back from DPP. Mark these words.

  23. Ac Matewe says:

    Congratulation Hon Atupele Muluzi.I Hope You Know What You Are Doing.

  24. Do you really believe that Peter was born in 1940? Not at all. He is older than this. Analyze the time he left Malawi and the time he graduated. You will discover that he is above 80. On Atupele, I don’t think Malawians would go for a Muslim again. We would be fools to do that. At the same time Atupele would dump the DPP in a similar fashion Bingu used to dump the UDF. UDF is dead because of Bingu breaking away from it. UDF yatha ngati nsalu ya makatani. I am happy that UDF yatha ndithu.

  25. The observer says:

    Mr Muluzi, that’s the way to go.You know what, MCP ikudwala m’mimba mwa kamwazi because of the DDP-UDF coalition.If this coalition govt remains intact, come 2019 the MCP will experience a land slide defeat.Mark my words.

  26. good man says:

    uku ndiye kukhala ,build malawi

  27. BALI says:

    YOU WESTING UR TIME.

  28. Kabilaboza Kabuka says:

    Antha mapulani awa anapinyolisa chipani, akungopusisa anthu.

  29. The Most Concerned says:

    That’s my Baby Boy!

  30. angoni apaphata says:

    Mbatama iyi ndiye zinanso. I am a udf supporter. Don’t get me wrong. If in one breathyou say that you are committed to serve the president. Next you say you are independent… Pali nzeru… Bambo aketu paja anatigwiritsa fuwa lamoto 2009. Tilowera ku kongeresi zikapitilira. Mmene bingu anatinyozera enafe timakumbukira

  31. Telling the Truth says:

    What else can Atupele say. Every Malawian knows that UDF has been swallowed up by DPP. UDF cannot speak differently from DPP. I say it here again that when a budget goes off track in the first quarter of the fiscal year one needs no further evidence of DPP and UDF badly failing. UDF is a spent force and apart from its diehard supporters no one takes UDF seriously. Who does’nt know that the majority of ordinary Malawians are suffocating due to the high cost of living due to DPP’s terrible mismanagement of the economy assisted by UDF.

  32. CHINJOKA says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk nanunso atupele zamkutu mwasowa nkhani etiiiii midyomba ya dyela ngati inu!!!! Angakuvoteleni ndindani

  33. nobel says:

    There is news here, no grooming issue here maybe it was their plan earlier on but now the political landscape has completely changed. Even DPP top brass can’t support that myopic, babyish and retrogressive thinking. People will be perplexed one day when a major cabinet reshuffle will leave out such Atupeles

  34. kesterkalonga says:

    This is the fact Atupere can’t admit but he knows the truth.The politician are like that.No chance for MCP forget to rule Malawi again.

  35. MARTIN MUBISA says:

    MUNGOVOMERA MUWADYERE A DPP BECAUSE UDF WILL BE COMPLETLY SWALOWED BY 2019

  36. defender says:

    political move, worysome b careful mr president

  37. Malawiyano says:

    Muluzi the first democratic president said that there is no way he can allow the presidential leadership of Malawi to go to Centeral or Northern Regions anymore . He pushed Malewezi , Aleke Banda and Kaka Chilupha aside so that they don’t become presidents of Malawi.

    That’s what the ” WAKUBA YEMWEYO ” Retired President Eleson Bakili Muluzi declared to the Souther Region people. There is nothing new which is happening to Hon Atupele Muluzi , he is receiving orders from his father.

    Do what you have planned to do to Malawians of other regions but still you will never enjoy your leadership , other regions will not respect your leaderships ,other two regions will make a point that you don’t enjoy your presidential statuses , the world will be laughing at you people.

  38. Kabononkhola says:

    If UDF is a strong party, why are you reforming it then?

  39. Attention Seeker says:

    Muluzi and his UDF are both spent forces and have nothing to offer Malawians. It is a waste of time debating about what he says because the party only exists to serve the interests of the Muluzi family and not Malawians.

  40. mtumbuka1 says:

    Atupele,are you sure people will still vote for udf and yourself come 2019? What will you be telling potential voters during the campaign? You are udf and dpp at the same fucking time and that lives you in a dilemma…you actually do not know what you want and who you are. You are so selfish and you have left those Muslims that voted for for you stranded. You are so disgusting. You are sacking up to the useless professor without shame I hope you will put aside some time to convince your Muslim supporters to vote for you again otherwise you are so directionless.

  41. James kotoki says:

    how long does it take to find ideas? 5 years?10 years?

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